Reno community members gathered in chairs and under shade from trees in front of the Believe sign to hear candidates debate about issues facing Reno. Candidates for the school board discussed how they plan to keep schools safe in wake of school shootings happening across the nation and candidates for city council and mayoral candidate Eddie Lorton for Mayor spoke about their solutions to help the homeless population in Reno. This event was hosted by RenoElections.org. Photographs by Lucia Starbuck ... See MoreSee Less
When it comes to the arts, I believe in the art of business. I also don't think art is any of government's business. I am happier for government to support the arts and not play favorites with them.
Certain relationships exist for certain reasons. I understand that. Some existing budgets stay for good reasons. Reno has many arts facilities that do wonderful things and they all deserve our support for their hard work.
What I am looking for when it comes to the arts, is for artists to be able to truly control their own directions. Then, government can help them fund their visions. We sort of have that, but the inclusivity is sometimes a little exclusive.
Finally for today, last night went very well. Anjeanette Damon did a great job in creating her line of questioning. There is no question in my mind that she is the right person for the job she has. Doing a good job is what matters most at every level of this government. The truth is people, it is our internal staff that are really the magic in the city.
Last night, you saw the mayor present ideas. You saw Eddie Lorton bring facts and convictions.
So what are you choosing this election? Ideas?...or understanding?
I think it's time to get this city right. We can do that without hurting anybody. So I can admit watching the debate back, that I came off with a little bit of righteous indignation. I am constantly reflecting on myself, especially after this campaign.
I got emotional a few times, especially over people experiencing homelessness. It can be hard not to, because sometimes when you're right, you're right. And when I'm right, I show that I'm right. So last night, in front of citizens, I wanted to show that what's right is right and right there in plain sight I let everyone know that I'm right.
I also let them know that I'm left when its right to be left. It's just hard to be patient with this spending.
Thank you, citizens. Thank you Hillary Schieve for doing the public the service of allowing them to see you before early voting, and thank you RGJ Reno Gazette Journal and Peppermill Resort Spa Casino for a wonderful event. I have everyone's interests in mind from bottom to top. Anyone who is interested to work with a guy like that, cast me your vote.
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